Favorite Books of May 2020

Can you believe that Spring is almost over? Even with everything happening, I feel like it has flown by. At least it left behind a gorgeous coat of green on the world around me. Now to melt in the humidity!

My reads for May were a delightful variety, and they were exactly what I needed.  Sometimes the most balanced meal is a box of assorted chocolates, right?

Right?

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Eucharisteo: The Art of Thankfulness #451- 475

Eucharisteo: to be grateful, to feel thankful, to give thanks

I don’t know about you, but most days, I don’t feel all that thankful. Sometimes I simply don’t want to feel thankful.

So I write them down.

And count them one by one.

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Empty Those Shelves: A Book Challenge

Books are wonderful, aren’t they? They way they feel and look, not to mention all the incredible words and stories hidden inside. Books open up new worlds, provide escapes from the mundane, add excitement or knowledge or laughter to our lives. Even my kids bounce with excitement when it’s time to head over the town library.

Then our library closed. All the libraries closed.

I did buy a couple of books, but that can become an expensive addiction. My kindle collection expanded further, and I’m extremely grateful for the easy access to digital copies, bought or loaned. But it wasn’t the same. Continue reading “Empty Those Shelves: A Book Challenge”

Favorite Books of April 2020

Spring is in full explosion here in the South, and I love it! The green is so vibrant it’s almost painful to look at. The winding roads are back to mysterious glory. And the fear of snow has long past (the South cannot handle even tiny bits of snow….it’s very entertaining).

But there’s always time for books! Here are some of my favorites from the past month of quarantine. Continue reading “Favorite Books of April 2020”

Mini Diary: Our Week Without TV

4/13/20 Day one

This morning he approached me with an idea. Well, more like threw it at my head after breakfast by stating, “I think there should be no TV this week.”

(insert eye squint) Okay…

Let me just mention that my husband has NEVER suggested this before, so I felt that my confusion was justified. Plus, I was in the middle of my first season of The Voice (why have I waited so long to get on this bandwagon!?!), and we had been enjoying Monk as our evening relaxing together. So why this sudden anti-tech suggestion? Continue reading “Mini Diary: Our Week Without TV”

Favorite Books of Feb & March 2020

I’m behind a month, but really, is it that surprising with everything happening around us? Also, self quarantine + potty training a toddler = insanity. Send chai lattes stat. Please and thank you.

If you’re holed up like we are and need some fresh book list additions, I’m here to help! Below are some of my favorite books from the past two months.

So take a gander, and maybe a break from the news reel. Your soul will thank you.

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Eucharisteo: The Art of Thankfulness #401-425

Eucharisteo: to be grateful, to feel thankful, to give thanks

I don’t know about you, but most days, I don’t feel all that thankful. Sometimes I simply don’t want to feel thankful. 

So I write them down.

And count them one by one.
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Stress Free Kid Meals for Moms Who Hate to Cook

I have a confession.

I don’t like to cook. (gasp! oh the horror!)

I know, I know. I should. Cooking is supposed to be creative, healthy, and soothing to the spirit. Somehow, all that skipped me.

Believe me, I’ve tried. For years, I have tried to enjoy cooking, but most of the time, it’s just….stressful. 

And as a mama of four little ones, I really don’t need the extra stress right now. But obviously, I have to feed them. Regularly and preferably something healthy. Continue reading “Stress Free Kid Meals for Moms Who Hate to Cook”